With this view Periyar formed a public charitable trust in 1952 and bestowed all his properties on it. Following his footsteps, Tmt.EVRManiammai founded a public charitable institution by name PeriyarManiammai Educational and Charitable Society and endowed her properties to it. After the passing away of the two legends, the responsibility of running the two legends, the responsibility of running the institutions passed on to Dr. K. Veeramani, the dynamic but unassuming leader.
Dr. K. Veeramani has given these institutions new dimensions and fresh perspective. He has made them diversity into medical, educational and other humanitarian endeavours. He himself has set up new educational trusts which run educational institution for the benefit of student from backward rural areas.
Now, forty six institutions in all are being run by the trusts. In the institutions special focus is given to women's education to make periyar's vision reality. The impact of these institutions on the society has been recognized by the Government of India. It has awarded them ISO 9001:2000 Certificates.